Swansea City’s on-loan forward Paul Arriola has apologised for a series of “offensive and discriminatory” historical social media posts.
The messages had been written practically a decade in the past but re-emerged on Twitter, prompting a prolonged apology from the 26-twelve months-worn.
The USA global, who’s on loan from DC United, wrote: “I genuinely have confidence honest nowadays seen some tweets from my non-public myth from after I was a teen in 2012 resurface on Twitter and while they have confidence got no longer bought considerable attention I critical to acknowledge those and handle them.
“I’m ashamed and order feel sorry about for the option of offensive and discriminatory phrases I frail in the tweets as they weren’t acceptable then or now. I will shriek you that I genuinely have confidence grown and learned since then and folks tweets did no longer precisely bid me as a human being for the time being in my lifestyles, and in declare that they absolutely end no longer now.
“These that know me know my factual personality thru my coronary heart, desires, and actions. I’m attentive to the privileged procedure I’m in as a authentic athlete and position mannequin to many younger soccer avid gamers and supporters and I will shriek you that posts containing such language will never be frail once more.”
Arriola has made three exchange appearances for Swansea since becoming a member of in February and was on the bench for Saturday’s victory over Middlesbrough.
Swansea acknowledged in an announcement: “Swansea City has been made attentive to historical social media posts by Paul Arriola, previous to his arrival on the membership. We favor to tag certain we end no longer condone any form of discriminatory behaviour from any individual connected to our membership.
“Swansea City has been discussing the negate with Paul, and we enhance his resolution to be the one to handle these historical tweets and to negate an apology. Paul is committed to taking portion in each unconscious and aware bias practicing, which he will undertake upon his return to DC United. Swansea City will likely be making no additional comment on this topic.”